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Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Management and Commerce in the City of Brimbank than in any other field.

Field of qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. While this is likely to have some relationship to their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among the City of Brimbank's resident workforce, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in the City of Brimbank or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of the City of Brimbank, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of qualifications should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupation statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers field of qualification
City of Brimbank 20162011Change
Field of qualification
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Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services%2011 to 2016
Natural and Physical Sciences461.33.9331.14.1+13
Information Technology1273.613.81073.513.7+20
Engineering and Related Technologies2898.112.02267.312.0+63
Architecture and Building451.34.3351.13.5+10
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies320.90.9250.80.7+7
Health952.71.6571.91.6+38
Education611.71.1431.41.2+18
Management and Commerce63617.925.849716.125.5+139
Society and Culture2105.910.11675.48.6+43
Creative Arts671.94.5491.63.7+18
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1203.41.31354.40.9-15
Mixed Field Programmes140.40.030.10.1+11
Not stated or inadequately described1193.31.91755.73.0-56
No qualification1,69247.618.81,52749.621.5+165

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016
Resident workers field of qualifications, 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 3.9% Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 13.8% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 12.0% Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 4.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.9% Health, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.6% Education, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.1% Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 25.8% Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 10.1% Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 4.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.3% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 0.0% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 1.9% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services : 18.8% Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 1.3% Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 3.6% Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 8.1% Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 1.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 0.9% Health, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 2.7% Education, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 1.7% Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 17.9% Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 5.9% Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 1.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 3.4% Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 0.4% Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 3.3% No qualification, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: 47.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers field of qualifications, 2011 to 2016 Natural and Physical Sciences, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +13 Information Technology, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +20 Engineering and Related Technologies, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +63 Architecture and Building, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +10 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +7 Health, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +38 Education, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +18 Management and Commerce, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +139 Society and Culture, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +43 Creative Arts, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +18 Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: -15 Mixed Field Programmes, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +11 Not stated or inadequately described, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: -56 No qualification, City of Brimbank - Administrative and Support Services: +165
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in the City of Brimbank shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (636 people or 17.9%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (289 people or 8.1%)
  • Society and Culture (210 people or 5.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,135 people in total or 31.9% of the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services).

In comparison, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services employed 25.8% in Management and Commerce; 12.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies; and 10.1% in Society and Culture.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) of the City of Brimbank and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Information Technology (3.6% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Management and Commerce (17.9% compared to 25.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Society and Culture (5.9% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) qualified in Engineering and Related Technologies (8.1% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) in the City of Brimbank increased by 474 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (Administrative and Support Services) between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Brimbank were for those qualified in:

  • Management and Commerce (+139 people)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (+63 people)

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